Todd Snyder on Timex.com

Having collaborated with Timex on a series of stylish and coveted timepieces, Todd Snyder is now adding select Timex X Todd Snyder watches to the Timex.com showcase. Previously, these watches could only be found on ToddSnyder.com and at his flagship store on Madison Square. Now, these vintage-inspired Timex X Todd Snyder watches are available at Timex.com.

Some of the collection highlights include:

The Blackjack: Using a sport watch from the ‘70s as the starting point, the Blackjack timepiece is a sleek, stealthy spin on the silhouette that pulls inspiration from Formula One drivers from the era and the sport’s most famous backyard, Monaco.

The Mod Inspired “Bullseye”: Based on a bullseye design discovered in the Timex archives, this fresh take blends mod style with state of the art functionality. Crafted with a vintage-inspired dial and military fabric strap, this versatile timepiece can dress down an office look or elevate your weekend wear in a split second.

Military Watch: Inspired by ‘70s military-style watches and reinvented for everyday civilian wear, this collaboration between Todd Snyder and Timex reflects a shared commitment to design, utility and craftsmanship. This watch brings together incredible historic references, military-inspired styling and impeccable yet understated craftsmanship that works for any occasion.

Maritime Sport: A modern hybrid with a nautical sensibility that evokes naval academies and life on the eastern seaboard. The timepiece pays homage to iconic diver styling with a fresh look that’s equally at home in Nantucket or New York.

Timex and Todd Snyder Release the Beekman

Timex and Todd Snyder are teaming up again. A strong partnership that combines the craftsmanship of Timex with Todd’s style authority, the latest collaboration, the Timex Beekman is based on a Timex racing inspired watch from the ‘60s. While the original watch was intended for racing enthusiasts, the modern version recreates both the finesse and function of the original with unmatched versatility and a unique dial that stands the test of time.

Todd visited the Timex headquarters in Middlebury and had the chance to go through our extensive archive of vintage watches and found the distinctive tachymeter complication on the dial of the racing watch compelling enough to inspire the Timex Beekman.

“The Beekman brings together two things I really love: classic cars and classic timepieces. I’m proud to continue the Timex X Todd Snyder partnership with the launch of our first co-created tachymeter watch, and to celebrate the values we both share: iconic design, impeccable craftsmanship and a commitment to innovation and functionality at a great value.” Todd Snyder

The Timex Beekman timepiece features:

– Stainless-Steel Case
– Acrylic Domed Crystal
– Genuine Croco-Pattern Leather Strap
– Quick Release Spring Bars
– Dial feature Tachymeter and Telemeter
– INDIGLO® Backlight
– Water-Resistant to 30m
– 40mm Case Size/20mm Lug Width
– 12mm Case Height (Including Crystal)

In a classic nod to its racing roots, the watch can measure the speed of a moving object, such as a vintage racing car. Pull out the crown when the second hand is at the 12 position, stopping the hand. When the car passes the starting point, push down the crown to start the secondhand again. When the car reaches the end of a one-mile course, stop the second hand again. Check its position against the tachymeter markings and you can tell how fast the car was moving.

Two styles of the Beekman are available at ToddSnyder.com: a stainless-steel case with black leather strap and black dial and a stainless-steel case with brown leather strap and cream dial. The watches can also be found at Todd Snyder’s flagship store on Madison Square in New York.

The Evolution of the Waterbury

It’s been two years since Timex tinkered with its popular Waterbury line. But, in keeping with the Timex tradition of innovation and evolution, a brand-new Waterbury Traditional is now available. An update to a true classic, this timepiece honors our roots with ageless style.

 

Three versions of the Waterbury Traditional have been created: a chronograph, day date and sub-second. The new line features case detailing that is more crisp and is defined by a separate looking top ring. The new case design adds a more modern, yet still classic, profile.

Available in genuine leather straps, the Waterbury Traditional has a 42mm dial, quartz analog movement and a stylized “T and X” decoration on the crown that will be featured on most new Boutique case designs. The Waterbury Traditional leather strap models include SB Foot Tanning leather and logo and all models have “The Waterbury” imprinted on the lower dial.

 

Other features that will distinguish the Waterbury Traditional include a stainless-steel case, mineral glass crystal, full Arabic dials, two sub-dials and water-resistance up to 50 meters. The watch will also feature the INDIGLO® backlight and plans are being made to add new colorways and movement types by 2019.

Named for the Connecticut town where Timex began, the timepiece is the next generation of the Waterbury and is a testament to our commitment to craftsmanship and watchmaking.

 

Your Guide to Watch Strap Replacement

Let your watch strap be the detail that makes you stand out from the crowd. Here’s your guide to choosing a watch strap replacement:

What’s your strap size?

Your watch strap length and width depend on a few factors, namely wrist size, wearer preferences and case size. The case is what encloses the watch face, and its thickness is the width between the case back and the top of the crystal. Watch strap thickness complements the dial, with thinner straps reserved for smaller cases and thicker straps used to anchor larger cases. In general, the case size tends to be slightly larger in men’s watches. 

Beyond the strap’s practical purpose, switching up your band is an effortless way to update the look and feel of your watch. Choose different colors, patterns and materials to customize your watch’s look to match the day or your mood.

When it’s time to shop for your watch strap replacements, keep these tips in mind:

Mix up your watch routine

  • Choose the right size – Remember that thick generally works well with large watch faces, while delicate straps are better for smaller cases.
  • Check the hardware – Make sure it’s appropriate for the event and style, such as leather with stitching details for everyday sophistication or colorful nylon for casual weekends.
  • Avoid mixing styles – Respect the character and nature of the dial of your watch, choosing complementary colors and textures rather than contrasting straps.
  • Don’t overlook the finishing – Check for even stitching, consistent dye and high-quality material composition and condition. Also, inquire about ease of care and durability.

Choose the right material

The key to looking good is feeling great, so start with choosing the texture and finish of your new watch strap. Common materials to choose from include:

Fabric

These casual, comfortable fabric straps are easy to swap out and super comfortable on your wrist. Plus, the fabric is washable, so you can keep it looking fresh even after several wears. However, keep in mind that fabric can sometimes fade or fray over time, which makes it a great option for experimenting with a pop of color or reserving it for casual vacations.

Leather

There’s something classic about leather straps. They are the perfect companions for your more sophisticated or vintage dials, as their clean and suave finish will only add to rather than distract from the watch’s character. Leather can also complement more casual/traditional looks.

Metal

Metal bracelets are well-suited for customizing size and details, as the links are easy to remove and replace. With shiny finishes, metal bracelets are a great option for more formal, cut-above-casual events. Plus, they are super durable and dependable.

Rubber or Nylon

Water-resistant and easily washable with soap and water, these casual and comfortable straps are perfect for outdoor adventures. Rubber and nylon straps are ideal for sport or diving watches. They’re also durable enough to keep up with you for years to come.

Choose from any of these materials, plus a variety of colors, case sizes and buckle or clasp types for endless options to add to your assortment of watch straps. Once you collect several pairings, even just one case can take on the personality of several different watches. Who knew changing the strap was all you needed to acquire a new watch?

With that, we’ll hand it over to you to get creative with your watches.

Watches for the Great Outdoors

You get antsy when you’re indoors for too long. Your adventurous spirit takes you anywhere from the top of mountains to the deepest realms of the ocean. Can your watch keep up with you?

Outdoor watches do far more than tell time. With durable materials and battery life, you can rely on these watches to keep up with your adventurous lifestyle. Most are designed with features specific to particular outdoor activities, but others are versatile enough to manage various experiences.

 

Features to look for include:

• Water resistance
• Weather resistance
• High-resolution display
• Light-up watch dial
• Stopwatch and timer
• Lap Timer
• Alarm
• Compass
• GPS
• Time zone settings
• Date display
• Heart rate monitor
• Integrated apps

Designed especially for those with active, outdoor lifestyles, watches with the above features are as prepared for your next outdoor adventure as you are. From scaling mountains to playing fetch in the park with your dog, these timepieces are ready to go.

 

If you’re happiest in the ocean, consider outdoor watches with features that are best for water sports, such as scuba diving, snorkeling, and surfing. That, of course, includes water-resistant materials, as well as GPS and local tide data. Add a stopwatch to the mix and you have a watch that’s ready to help you beat your personal record in the swimming pool.

Lightweight and durable watches with tools like stopwatches, countdown timers, and heart rate monitors are perfect for running and biking, helping you track your outdoor workouts or train for your next marathon.

For serious hiking and camping, heavy-duty watches with shock, altitude and weather resistance, navigation capabilities, built-in compasses and customizable alarms can guide you through the great outdoors with confidence.

If your adventures are limitless, consider a multi-functional outdoor watch that can easily adapt to various open-air activities. Alternatively, choose one that can keep up with your on-the-go lifestyle. With rugged and durable construction, Timex outdoor watches are ready for adventure, but still carefully crafted for regular wear.

 

Cater to your adventures

Before purchasing a watch, consider your frequent and upcoming outdoor events to narrow your options to a timepiece with the perfect features and styles to suit your needs. Ask yourself questions, such as:

• Does it need to be water resistant for swimming laps or deep sea adventures?
• Do you need a timer or stopwatch for outdoor training?
• Do you want to wear the watch when you’re adventuring outdoors as well as taking it easy?
• Do you prefer a digital or traditional clock face?
• Are styles, colors or materials important factors?

Make a list of your must-have features – down to the details. The more specific you are, the easier it will be to make your decision. Once you find the perfect outdoor watch, you’ll have a trusty timepiece to support all of your adventurous endeavors.

The Timex Waterbury Goes Neon for Summer

 

Once synonymous with 80s and 90s fashion, neon is staging a bright comeback. It resurfaced as a pop of color for not only wardrobes, but also the perfect finishing touch in makeup looks, hairstyles, and accessories. Think back to your highlighter pack in grade school, and imagine those yellows, pinks, oranges, blues, and greens making a pop in your closet.

Even better, your time-keeping companion can now feature this bright splash of color. The Timex® Waterbury watch recently met the vibrancy of summer with the new neon collection.

Here’s all you need to know about this brilliant trend:

The new neon

It turns out your neon looks and accessories can extend beyond pool floats, workout gear and decades parties. We’ve seen it hit the runway and beyond, with brightly colored shoes, dresses, jackets, purses, hair colors and earrings making a statement in striking neon colors. From slight details to bold color block outfits, neon is showing up in various places. Some people match more than one neon color, while others dedicate an entire outfit to just one. With a lesser commitment to the trend but still embracing neon hues, we’ve also seen neon clips and scrunchies as bright little accents.

Neon hues for summer

While you can certainly wear neon at any time of year, the trend tends to complement the bright skies and sunny vibes of summer. As an added bonus for your summer look, neon colors tend to highlight your tanned skin, upping the level of your sun-kissed finish. In other words – with the warmer days now in full swing – it’s officially time to master your neon look.

Bright and new Timex Waterbury

As such, it was only natural for your favorite Timex® watch to embrace these vibrant colors. The Timex Waterbury Neon Collection is here just in time for the summer months, as a fresh take on the traditional watch. With a vivid neon croco-pattern leather strap and hand-stitched details, the Waterbury Neon 34mm Watch is fun and flirty yet still a refined, thoughtfully crafted accessory. That means you can wear this timepiece in the office and keep it on as you meet up with friends for drinks after the clock strikes five. Choose from orange, yellow, green or pink to make your neon statement.

Made with the same high-quality craftsmanship as the original Waterbury, your neon watch will last for many summers to come. And don’t worry – if the neon trend heads back into hiding, you can always swap out the strap with a new leather, fabric, nylon, silicone or stainless steel band.

With your neon watch by your side, you’ll be ready to have a bright and memorable summer.

Here’s to Our Favorite Rose-Gold Tone Watches

 

A chic blend of silver, gold, and copper, rose-gold tones mirror the slightly pink hue of a refreshing glass of rosé wine. Offering a delicate and romantic look, this distinctive shade tends to add intrigue to watches, making a soft statement and elegant finish. In many ways, it can be the sophisticated pink of your young professional aesthetic.

We couldn’t help but notice that the rose gold trend is here to stay, making it easy to mix metals and add a dash of panache to any look. In the rosé-all-day spirit, here are our favorite rose gold watches:

The Waterbury Classic

The Waterbury collection is a true display of Timex heritage and watchmaking history, now available with the modern touch of rose gold tones. The result is the perfect blend of classic watch design and classy yet not over-the-top elegance. If you want a simple, everyday watch, choose the Waterbury Classic with the 34 mm watch face and traditional dial markings. For those who want a watch that does more, the Waterbury Classic Chronograph with a 40 mm watch face is up for the job. Both have the potential to become a staple in your watch collection as the timeless finishing touch you can rely on. Plus, you can easily swap out the strap for a rose gold watch that can serve an endless array of looks.

The Easy Reader Color Pop

Rose gold gives our classic Easy Reader® watches a fresh, modern and feminine reboot. Taking advantage of the neutral nature of rose gold and the simple and classic watch face, we added a pop of color with a bright leather band. Choose either a pink or violet strap, both of which complement the rose undertones of the metal details and make for a watch that isn’t afraid to show some colorful personality. When you’re feeling a more understated look, check out our strap shop to swap out the band with a neutral one.

The Timex Metropolitan

If you’re a watch wearer who’s drawn to the dressier touch of bracelet bands and dazzling details, this one’s for you. This rose gold watch comes with added shimmer, featuring genuine Swarovski® crystals on the dial and sunburst detailing on the watch face. Complete with a soft stainless-steel mesh strap, the Metropolitan radiates rose gold elegance. It feels light on your wrist, offering a sleek touch that’s appropriate for the office but still glam enough to accompany you for a night on the town. If you love the textured dial and rose gold tone but aren’t feeling the statement glam, the Metropolitan is also available with a leather strap sans the crystals.

Even with their pink undertone, we’ve seen these watches pair well with other metals – from gold bangles to mixed-metal rings – and complement nearly any color, making them versatile timepieces to add to your collection. With rose gold on your wrist and a glass of rosé in your hand, you can strike the perfect balance of bold statement and subtle neutral with a rose gold watch. Cheers to that!

What Makes a Watch Water-Resistant?

 

As summer approaches, it’s a great time to think about whether your watch is ready to take you through the season. Swimming, beach trips, water parks, lazy tubing rides down rivers — there are a lot of chances for your watch to get wet this summer.

Understanding water’s impact on your watch is key to taking care of your timepiece. But exactly what makes a watch water-resistant? We dive into the details below.

Water-resistant vs. waterproof watch 
“Waterproof” is a term that gets thrown around a lot, but the Federal Trade Commission banned its use in advertising in the watch industry in the late 1960s. This was because no watch — or most other items, for that matter — can truly claim to be unharmed by water in all cases. At some point, and at some degree of water pressure, water will leak through a watch’s intricate mechanics and cause damage.

However, water resistance is a very real concept. It measures how much water pressure a watch can handle before it breaks. This measurement is important to know for the proper care and keeping of your watch.


Timex and water-resistant watches 
What makes a watch water-resistant?
Inside your watch is a network of complicated mechanics, each of which must work in tandem to enable accurate timekeeping. Water seeping into these mechanics will break your watch or affect timekeeping accuracy — sand, perspiration, and soap can also cause damage to your watch. To make watches water-resistant, product designers add a special type of gasket that seals the entryways to the core of the watch and helps keep water out. These gaskets work up to certain water pressure levels. You can also minimize water damage by not pulling out the watch crown or pressing buttons while underwater, offering protection from water damage and allowing the watch to be labeled as “water-resistant.”

Many of Timex’s watches are water-resistant. Our timepieces go through a rigorous testing protocol to assess their water resistance levels.

Our watches feature various levels of water resistance, from 30 meters to 200 meters. Here are the guidelines to help you know which types of exposure your Timex® watch can tolerate:

  • 30 meters: Watch can have an occasional splash of water.
  • 50 meters: Watch can have repeated exposure to moisture and can be used occasionally for swimming or similar activities.
  • 100 meters: Watch can be used for swimming, snorkeling, and similar activities.
  • 300 meters: Wearer can press buttons of the watch while underwater.

Check out some of our water-resistant watches:

Important considerations
Remember that using watches in ways that exceed their water resistance limit can cause damage. In addition, bear in mind that water-resistant watches from Timex are not certified diver’s watches. Finally, know that salt water can harm watches, so be sure to rinse your water-resistant watch with fresh water after exposure to it.

Enjoying your water-resistant watch 
Now that you know the basics of water resistance in timepieces, enjoy the summer activities you love — such as boating, kayaking or fishing — with peace of mind.

Timex INDIGLO®, the Fairfield Supernova™ and a Legacy of Innovation

 

This month Timex presents the Fairfield Supernova™, a celestially sleek and innovative timepiece that takes the Fairfield collection to the next level.

The Fairfield Supernova™ watch features a new INDIGLO® perforated laser-cut backlight dial to create a watch that suits modern lifestyles. The Fairfield Supernova™ is the latest incarnation of Timex’s commitment to innovation in watchmaking.

The Fairfield Supernova has landed
INDIGLO® Night-Lights gave watches additional much-needed functionality that struck a chord with consumers and which has become a mainstay in the contemporary watch market.

The Fairfield Supernova™ is a new way to experience Timex’s INDIGLO® Night-Light technology. The Fairfield Supernova™ is cut from metal and shaped by light, crafted using precision laser-cutting techniques on a thin layer of metal. This perforated layer of metal is then placed on top of the dial to allow for the light to pass through, creating a dazzling and contemporary way to illuminate the time. The laser-cut backlight INDIGLO® dial complements the perforated leather strap for a streamlined aesthetic. And with a date display and chronograph function with 4-hour capacity, the appeal of this watch is all in the details.

The Timex Fairfield collection is known for its thoughtfully designed timepieces and sleek, minimalist style that is a reliable accessory for your modern lifestyle. Now, with its updated functionality, the Fairfield Supernova™ expands the Fairfield universe of timepieces by giving watch wearers a new way to enjoy INDIGLO® Night-Light technology.

Backlit watches may seem standard today, but, inspired by its legacy of giving consumers timepieces with functionality and style, Timex continues to innovate with its new Fairfield Supernova™ technology.

INDIGLO®: A luminous history
Backlights seem like a standard feature on watches today, but this wasn’t always the case. Until the early ’90s, there was no easy way to read a watch in the dark.

Timex presented a solution to this frustrating problem with its INDIGLO® night-light feature. The invention was the next in a sequence of thoughtful, innovative watch features designed by Timex to respond to changing consumer needs.

“Backlights seem like a standard feature on watches today, but this wasn’t always the case.”

Following the successful release of the Timex® Ironman® Triathlon® watch, which became the best-selling watch in America within a year of its release, the company began exploring other innovations that could target gaps in the market. While efficient timekeeping and water-resistance were two main areas Timex developed, it felt that night-lights were a new functional feature for which consumers were searching.

Timex researchers had been experimenting with electroluminescent technology in different consumer applications and decided to try out the technology in timepieces. In 1993, Timex released a series of digital and analog watches with a new INDIGLO® night-light feature. The dials of these INDIGLO® watches were covered with a thin paper film which acted as a light bulb when lit up via battery power.

Timex’s hunch was right — the INDIGLO® night-light was a major success.